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Safe Fiber Supplements During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Is Skinny Fiber safer to take during a normal pregnancy? It helps reduce hunger speed up matbolisim and it's all natural ingredients I'm 16 weeks
Unknown: All natural does not equate safe. I reviewed this product ingredients and none of them would be things tested by the FDA for safety in pregnant patients. I am assuming you might be overweight already and the best way to control weight during pregnancy is to eat a healthy diet that avoids simple carbohydrates (sugar). Lots of veggies and lean protein are best. Also limit your complex carbs. ...Read more
Im 10 weeks pregnant , is Metamucil safe during pregnancy? Can i take it every day? Very constipated and food fiber is not working..
Yes it is safe: Constipation during pregnancy is extremely common. It can be difficult to control, and if not treated, hemorrhoids become your next big problem! metamucil is safe, even daily. You should also be on a stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) 100mg 1-2 times per day. This is also safe. Good luck! ...Read more
Is inulin safe during pregnancy? I've been taking it in the form of Metamucil (not the same as psyllium though). I've read that it's a vegetable fiber but just wanted to be sure it's safe. I'm in my 3rd trimester.
AS LONG AS IT IS: A non absorbable compund(which it is) and it is not used in excess, it should be fine. ...Read more
Yes,as much as usual: An ideal amount of soluble fiber to eat per day is 25-30 gm, mostly soluble, per day; ideal amount of water is 6-8 glasses daily; optimal exercise is 30 minutes equivalent of rapid walk 4 times per week. Nothing changes during pregnancy, actually it becomes even more important to avoid that dreaded miserable constipation of pregnancy, made worse by enlargening uterus and iron. Walk, water, fiber. ...Read more
Is BarnDad's FiberDX safe for pregnancy? Been using DX 4 mos now. I'm 2 weeks preg now and had a fissure so I need enough fiber and water. Thanks
No: Standard answer: always ask your doctor about proposed tests & procedures as well as medications. With that said, check out http://www.Sitzmarks.Com/questionstoaskyourdoctor.Aspx which states not to use any laxatives including bulking agents prior to test. ...Read more
I have IBS. Is it safe to take methylcellulose everyday? If not, can you recommend a daily fiber supplement that is safe for chronic use?
It is safe: It is safe to take methylcellulose for symptom management of IBS; fiber, of which methylcellulose is one kind, is generally effective for IBS symptoms. Another effective fiber supplement for IBS symptoms is psyllium. If you plan on taking any of these long-term (> 1 week -- and it sounds like you do!), keep your doctor in the loop and mention that you’re taking them the next time you see him/her. ...Read more
I've tried linzess trulance miralax psyllium and other fiber supplements diets my stool is still pencil thin. Is triphala safe?
Safe enough: Triphala is an herbal formula used in Aruvedic medicine often for bowel problems/relief of constipation. It consists of at least three plants; it is not clear what chemical is responsible for it's effects. I would be more skeptical that it would provide any benefit for you, if the other things you list have not,more than I would be worried it was unsafe. You could try it without expecting too much ...Read more
Is it safe to take culturelle probiotic for heart patients? I'm on propranolol, fiber supplement, vitamin D, & Synthroid. I also drink lots of prune
Probiotics: This should not influence heart disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are fiber one protein bars acceptable in pregnancy? I read that chicory root extract which is contains, is dangerous. Is that true?
Is there a cure for hemroids? I have this from pregnancy. I know to eat fiber and drink water. I have tried the hot/cold and creams. I want them gone
Several options: If really want them gone, the best way is to have them surgically treated. It matters where they are. Internal or external? Sometimes with time they will shrink further and be smaller. Sometimes Hydrocortisone cream helps. See a doctor that specializes in treating these, (general surgeon, or colorectal surgeon). ...Read more
Fiber in Diet:
Fiber makes us feel full, it provides bulk aiding elimination, and it helps lower blood Cholesterol.
Let Wise Woman within you Reflect:
Need to take Fiber supplements every day
Any medical problem
Advice of the Physician
Dietary Sources of Fiber:
• Whole grains
• Bran Cereal
• Brown rice
• Baked potato with skin
Health is Wealth! ...Read more
No: Those two drugs don't interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
My toddler is a picky eater who refuses fruit and veggies. she's not regular. any suggestions on adding a fiber supplement?
Fiber supplements: in the shape of cereals and nutrition bars are usually most readily accepted. However my recommendation is to continue to entice her with small servings of different types of greens and fruits, prepared in different manners, taken together with things she may like. Most kids refuse veggies due to their texture, but I have not met many children who rebuff everything under the sun. Persistence ! ...Read more
If I've stopped misusing laxatives in the last few months in ED recovery but found I can't BM normally, will fiber supplements/Metamucil help?
Congratulations: on becoming free of laxative abuse. Your system needs to adjust to life w/out them because it used to think that was normal. Please adjust under the care of your doctor, who will offer safe and helpful treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more
No: Psyllium is safe for long-term use, as are fiber supplements in general. There is some risk, unrelated to how long you take the fiber, of obstruction, but this is thought to only occur with inadequate fluid intake along with the fiber. Overall, fiber supplements have many health benefits, and are definitely recommended for ongoing use. ...Read more
They should not: For the most part, dietary fibers don't really bind to much except good at holding onto water (thus softening stool) and so does not prevent absorption of nutrients. So don't worry, take your fibers. Most of us in the good us of a don't consume enough fibers. If you can, do it for better health. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more